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View from the Dome: A Full Recap of the 2019 Legislative Session, With Tax Reform Proposals on the Way

By |2019-06-07T14:02:02-04:00June 7th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, News Roundup, Public Relations, Regulatory|

View from the Dome – June 7, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC  The first session of the 123rd General Assembly adjourned Sine Die on May 10, but the General Assembly returned [...]

A Letter from Exceptional SC’s Executive Director About a Big State Tax Write-Off for Your Business in 2019

By |2019-06-05T14:29:48-04:00June 5th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

The following is a “Letter to Business Owners” written by Chad Connelly, the Executive Director of Exceptional SC, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting exceptional needs students and families in South Carolina created by the passage [...]

Volunteering: What’s in it for Me?

By |2019-06-04T14:50:56-04:00June 4th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Grow, Membership, Membership Page Controls|

Volunteering.   Hearing that word in connection with a personal cause they hold near and dear can bring people out of the woodwork.   Hearing it at other times can cause people to [...]

SCACPA Delegation Visits Lawmakers in DC to Discuss Disaster Relief and Other CPA Advocacy Issues

By |2019-05-22T09:05:50-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

SCACPA representatives visited South Carolina lawmakers in Washington, D.C., on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the accounting profession’s advocacy agenda.   Incoming SCACPA Board Chair Zoe Davis, CPA, outgoing Board Chair Dr. Clarence Coleman, CPA, and [...]

Governor Signs Bill that Amends BOA Laws for Reciprocity, Open Hearings

By |2019-05-17T12:03:35-04:00May 17th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

Final approval for a bill that amends some key operating procedures for the South Carolina Board of Accountancy was given by the Senate on Thursday, May 9, the final day of the 2019 legislative [...]

View from the Dome: Legislative Session Ends, But General Assembly Will Return for Unfinished Business on State Budget

By |2019-05-10T13:15:05-04:00May 10th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

View from the Dome – May 10, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC   The General Assembly adjourned Sine Die on Thursday, May 9, at 5 p.m. after a flurry of last-week-of-session activities in both chambers, including passing legislation [...]

DOR Releases Information Letter Concerning New ‘Marketplace Facilitator’ Law Effective April 26

By |2019-05-08T11:11:02-04:00May 8th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue issued an advisory opinion in the form of “Information Letter 19-14: Marketplace Facilitator” on Tuesday, May 7. It informs persons operating as a marketplace facilitator who sell tangible personal property [...]

SCACPA Testifies to House Legislative Oversight Committee on Strengthening BOA’s Resources, Communications and Guidance

By |2019-05-08T11:04:34-04:00May 8th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

As the House Legislative Oversight Committee continues its overview of the LLR, members of the South Carolina Association of CPAs visited the Blatt Building to offer testimony on Wednesday, [...]

View from the Dome: Public Hearings Promised in Coming Months for New Sales Tax Bill

By |2019-05-03T12:04:43-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Membership Page Controls|

View from the Dome – May 3, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC  The debate on the potential sale of state-owned utility Santee Cooper again dominated the time on the Senate floor [...]

Sales Tax Bill Based on TRAC’s Ideas, Including a Tax on Services, is Referred to Ways and Means Committee

By |2019-05-03T11:11:30-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Tax|

The South Carolina House Tax Policy Review Committee introduced its sales tax proposal on Thursday, May 2. It was read for the first time and referred to the Ways [...]

In 2019 Legislative Session, SCACPA Advocacy Worked Closely on Conformity Achievement, Interaction with Legislators

By |2019-05-08T15:06:27-04:00May 1st, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls|

SCACPA advocacy expanded in many avenues in 2019. As South Carolina’s 2019 legislative session nears its May 9 adjournment date, the SCACPA Advocacy Team can point to work to [...]

It’s time: Renew today!

By |2019-05-01T08:48:23-04:00April 30th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Connect, Educate, Grow, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations|

It’s an exciting time at SCACPA headquarters and in the life of our Association: it’s time to renew your SCACPA membership!  If you haven’t already, you will soon receive [...]

SCACPA Wants to Understand How to Help You and Your Business Find Better Ways to Succeed

By |2019-04-25T13:07:17-04:00April 24th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations|

In an ever-changing landscape, SCACPA is working harder than ever to find out how we can help your business find success. But it starts with having a conversation to learn what you need.   In your roles in your community as an [...]

What Is SCACPA Membership Worth to You?

By |2019-04-25T14:31:20-04:00April 15th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Communicate, Connect, Educate, Featured, Grow, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations|

SCACPA is so much more than a CPE Vendor. It’s your professional association that provides access to a community of professionals that protect, promote, inform, grow and educate CPAs in [...]

SCACPA Advocacy Helps Cut Through Your Regulatory Red Tape

By |2019-04-25T09:18:11-04:00April 15th, 2019|Advocate, Blogs, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory|

SCACPA knows you work hard to operate your business the right way. But the odds are good that someday – through no fault of your own – you will [...]

View from the Dome: Senate to Consider BOA Bill that Expands Eligibility for Reciprocity

By |2019-04-08T15:42:05-04:00April 5th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

View from the Dome – April 5, 2019 By Copper Dome Strategies, LLC Both chambers worked their calendars to get as many bills in position to meet next week's [...]

These Four SC Counties Will Have Local Sales Tax Changes Go Into Effect May 1

By |2019-04-08T15:42:28-04:00March 29th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has issued a reminder that the following local tax changes go into effect May 1: Georgetown (County Code 1022) Local Tax Change: 1% [...]

Gov. McMaster Signs Conformity, Tax Lien Bills

By |2019-04-08T15:43:02-04:00March 29th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Regulatory, Tax|

Gov. Henry McMaster signed South Carolina’s annual tax Conformity legislation into law on Thursday, March 28. H.3985 (Reps. Lucas, G. M. Smith and Stavrinakis) had been ratified by the [...]

Farmers and Fisherman Tax Penalty Relief Announced by SC DOR

By |2019-04-09T14:28:53-04:00March 13th, 2019|Advocate, Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Communicate, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership Page Controls, Public Relations, Regulatory, Tax|

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has released Information Letter 19-8, a 2-page advisory opinion regarding waiving federal penalties for underpayments of estimated taxes by certain farmers and fishermen. [...]

South Carolina House Tax Policy Review Committee to Draft Bill for 4.5% State Income Tax

By |2019-04-09T14:30:50-04:00March 7th, 2019|Advocate, Featured, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, Membership, Membership Page Controls, Tax|

The South Carolina House Tax Policy Review Committee voted to adopt a plan to lower the state’s income tax from 7% to 4.5% over a five-year period. The plan would [...]